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The last thing you want to do when you smile is feel embarrassed. Do you have chipped, dark, discolored, or unevenly spaced teeth? If so, you may want to consider dental veneers from Smile Texas. Dental veneers are a fast, effective, and popular way to fix your teeth and give you the beautiful smile you deserve.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain bonded to the front of the tooth. Veneers are an ideal way to correct stained, spaced, chipped, or crooked teeth. In just two visits, veneers will transform your smile to a bright, straight, natural-looking smile.
At Smile Texas, we use porcelain veneers and gentle no-prep veneer alternatives. Porcelain veneers are designed in a style and proportion to fit your face, to look naturally beautiful, and give you a great new smile you’ll be proud to show off. Veneers make your smile straight, white, resistant to staining and discoloring, and in many cases are stronger than your natural teeth. The end result is what we call a “Smile Makeover” because your beautiful, new smile will make you feel more attractive, confident, and like a new you!
What Are Porcelain Veneers and “No-Prep” Veneers?
A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain bonded to the front of the tooth. Porcelain veneers are an ideal way to correct stained, spaced, chipped or crooked teeth. Veneers will transform your smile so that it is brighter, straighter, and natural-looking! Imagine that in just two visits you can have a custom-made smile of your dreams.
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Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are an excellent option for many patients. During your initial consultation with our dentists at Smile Texas, we will perform a brief oral examination to make sure you’re a good candidate for veneers. Typically, patients who are suitable for this procedure have good jaw and oral health, don’t smoke, have moderately straight teeth, and want to fix some cosmetic imperfections.
What Problems Can Veneers Fix?
One of the biggest reasons why patients love dental veneers is that they can fix a variety of issues with just one procedure. Dental veneers can:
- Repair small, chipped, or cracked teeth
- Fill in unsightly gaps and spaces
- Cover severe stains or dark colors
- Make your teeth straight and white
What Are Dental Veneers Made Of?
Here at Smile Texas, we offer patients two types of dental veneers: porcelain veneers and no-prep veneers. Porcelain veneers are the most common type of dental veneer and require us to sand down your existing teeth to place them on top. With no-prep veneers, however, they are so thin that we can put them on top of your existing teeth without having to prep them beforehand.
Porcelain Veneer Procedure
When it comes to the placement and precision of porcelain veneers, it requires the skill and artistry of a talented cosmetic dentist. Having your smile made over with veneers at our office will only take about two office visits. During your initial consultation, we will go over the size, shape, and color of porcelain that you want for your veneers. Then, we will prepare your teeth by filing them down and making molds of them. While your veneers are being made, temporaries will be placed over your teeth. During the second visit, your porcelain veneers will be glued in place, and you leave with a beautiful, brand new smile! This entire procedure can be done in as little as one week.
What Are the Risks of Dental Veneers?
There aren’t many risks associated with dental veneers when they’re applied by dental professionals like our dentists at Smile Texas. However, much like with any oral procedure, there are a few slight risks including dentin damage, a change in alignment, an increase in dental sensitivity, and mild discomfort when eating. In extreme and very rare cases, some patients may suffer from tooth grinding (bruxism) and jaw pain.
Porcelain Veneers Results
Porcelain veneers can also cover and repair cracked and chipped teeth. Because porcelain veneers are custom-made and fitted to your teeth, you can customize and improve much more than just the color of your teeth. Crooked and chipped teeth can have their appearances improved to give you a beautiful new smile. Any broken teeth can be repaired using porcelain crowns, or caps, that can be color-matched to your veneers.
Take a look at our Smile Gallery, and you will see countless before and after pictures of our patients who have chosen to improve their smile through porcelain veneers. We’re sure you will see a case that resembles your own!
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
On average, porcelain dental veneers last for about ten years, but that can vary from patient to patient. Just like with natural teeth, it’s important to remember that veneers are susceptible to chipping and breaking, so you need to take care of them and get regular biannual dental cleanings.
How Much Do Dental Veneers Cost?
Many factors contribute to the cost of a dental veneer procedure including the size, quantity, geography, difficulty, and more. However, on average, porcelain veneers cost about $800-$2,000 per tooth. Unfortunately, because veneers are cosmetic, they typically aren’t covered by insurance. During your initial consultation with one of our dentists, however, we will go over the cost of veneers and payment options.